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Port of Antwerp tests smart bracelet to aid social distancing

Port of Antwerp tests smart bracelet to aid social distancing

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Port of Antwerp has announced it is teaming up with tech company Rombit to prevent coronavirus infection on the work-floor.

Rombit has developed the Romware Covid Radius, a digital bracelet that ensures social distancing and permits contact tracing. Port of Antwerp will be the first to use this innovative bracelet.

Antwerp Port Authority is first to test

To produce this armband, Rombit has added new functions to its existing safety bracelet, the Romware ONE. This will help employees to observe the strict precautions laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO) while respecting the privacy of the wearer.

The initiative is also a response to the call by the Flemish government to create digital solutions for helping society through the current crisis.

Port of Antwerp, which recently introduced a project with the Romware ONE safety bracelet, will be the first to make use of the COVID-19 functions.

Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp, said: “Innovation and Digital Transformation are crucial in times of crisis such as these. It is essential to keep the port operational and to ensure that our employees can work safely. We therefore see great potential in this solution and will shortly start trials with a team of operatives.” 

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